Study: Primary Care Practices Lack Comprehensive Care for Cancer Survivors
December 26, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
Primary care practices, including advanced patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), often do not have comprehensive services for long-term cancer survivors, concludes a study published December 2017 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers examined 12 practices in multiple states and policy contexts (Colorado, Illinois, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington) to determine whether practices had services for cancer survivors, and what barriers existed to implementing them. All but three of the practices were level 3 PCMHs recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance.